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Knockderry Country House Hotel, Cove

Shore Road, Cove, Argyll and Bute, G840NX, UK
Knockderry Country House Hotel, Cove Knockderry Country House Hotel, Cove 01436 842 283 Shore Road Cove
92 out of 100% 10 votes


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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers

Situated on the banks of Loch Long, Knockderry Country House Hotel is a fabulous 4 Star 2 Rosette hotel near Loch Lomond and Helensburgh, with an enviable reputation for excellent food, accommodation and service.

Susan SlavenReservations
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers

Number of Bedrooms: 15

Parking Spaces: 15

Steps into Hotel: 5

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Knockderry Country House Hotel in Cove is a privately owned 4 star hotel with an excellent team of local staff, offering a truly Scottish country house welcome to all visitors to Cove and the Rosneath Peninsula near Loch Lomond. Although there has been a dwelling of some kind on this site for centuries, Knockderry House as it stands today (meaning ‘hill of oak’ in Gaelic) was originally built around 1846 as a summer retreat.

Each of the 15 bedrooms at Knockderry House have been decorated to convey a warm and inviting style of their own. The Library Suite, Master Rooms and most of the Kings have inviting views of Loch Long and the Arrochar ‘Alps’ beyond. Standard Doubles and Small Double rooms are discretely located at the side and rear of the building.

Dining at the restaurant in Knockderry House is an experience all of its own. Relax in the surroundings of the old wood-panelled dining room of the original house which as some glorious stained glass and a stunning outlook over Loch Long. The restaurant has been awarded 2 rosettes for the quality of its dining with produce sourced from quality local suppliers. In addition the bar offers a great range of Scottish beers, gins and malt whiskeys plus a personally selected wine list to supplement your meal.

The Knockderry Country House Hotel in Cove offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Walk In Showers

Each of the bedrooms at the Knockderry Country House Hotel include numerous thoughtful touches: luxury fabrics, crisp Egyptian cotton, real coffee, sumptuous bathrobes and organic toiletries from Ishgh on the Isle of Lewis.

All rooms have flat screen televisions; The King, Master and Library suite all have DVD players and CD players. Free Wi- Fi access is available throughout the hotel including all bedrooms. All rooms are, of course, en-suite.

Library Suite
There is only one suite which is situated at the top of the house and offers magnificent views over the loch and down towards Arran and the River Clyde.

Master Bedrooms
There are four master bedrooms have views of the loch and the gardens and are furnished with king sized four poster beds and roll top baths.

King Rooms
Each of the four King rooms have been decorated with a fresh modern feel. Each room has a king size bed with no foot board so are perfect for the taller guest. Room 8 and Room 9 have views out over the lawns, Room 11 has a view to the Terrace and Room 16 has a double aspect to the side of the hotel.

Standard Double Rooms
The four standard rooms are side-facing and are located within the original Victorian building. Some have been decorated with touches of antique furniture and the beds are a standard double size.

Small Double Rooms
Finally, the small doubles provide a snug stay at a great value price. These rooms are small in size but still have standard sized double beds and are fully ensuite. and Room 10 have showers and a bath – Room 14 has a walk-in shower.

Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

The restaurant at this 4 star hotel in Cove has developed a reputation for the quality of its food and has recently been awarded 2 Rosettes from the AA. The restaurant has also been recognised at the 2013, 2014, 2015 and the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards where they scoped the award for the most romantic hotel in Scotland. In addition they have recently been awarded the newly launched Taste our Best award by Visit Scotland for the range and quality of the Scottish inspired menus. 

Knockderry was awarded a coveted Thistle Award in 2018 for the quality of its dining experience and the team of chefs use the finest seasonal Scottish produce from reliable local and Scottish sources. Scotland has much to offer and they try to demonstrate the range and diversity of Scotland’s produce in the dishes they serve.

Restaurant Times and Sample Menus
Breakfast is served from from 8.00 to 9.45 am.
Sunday Lunch is served from 12.30 –2.30 pm
Dinner reservations are available from 6.00-8.45pm for fine dining daily throughout the year.

Sample Breakfast Menu Sample Evening Menu

Location & Directions

Directions to Knockderry House Hotel in Cove

On leaving the airport take the M8 signposted towards Greenock and the Erskine Bridge.

Cross the Clyde via the Erskine Bridge and take the A82 North, towards Loch Lomond and Crianlarich.

Remain on the A82 ignoring signs for Helensburgh until with Loch Lomond Golf Course on your right, you reach the signpost for " A817 to Garelochhead" where you turn left up the hill.

You remain on this for 10 minutes and reach a small roundabout with signs left to Faslane (ignore) and right to Coulport (take this option). This option runs for a mile and reaches another small roundabout- follow the signs for Coulport again.

Some 4 miles later you reach a crossroads marked ‘accident blackspot’ where you turn left and follow the signs for the hotel, down to the Loch and left along the shore for a mile and a half.

It is 36 miles from the airport and on a reasonable day it takes about 45 minutes or

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Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Single Occupancy: Knockderry House doesn't have Single Rooms but they can offer single occupancy of a Double or Twin Room on a request basis only. Please contact our reservations team 01357 529 129 to check availability and book.

Pet Friendly: Dogs, Knockderry House is particularly dog friendly! There are 4 rooms that can accommodate dogs, so check before booking to ensure they are free as they are particularly popular. You can relax with your pooch in the lounge and even dine with them in the doggy friendly dining room!

Contact Details: Please note that myhotelbreak will pass on your contact details to the Knockderry Country House Hotel in order for them to contact guests to arrange dinner times and dietarty requirements. Should you not wish us to do this , please note this at the time of booking. Your details will not be used for further marketing or passed onto 3rd parties. 

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Nature Reserves
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Climbing

Knockderry House is in a great position to offer a wide variety of sightseeing and activity holidays. Whether you are after the breath-taking mountain scenery and hills for walking, or some of the best golf courses or sailing in Scotland, the hotel is centrally located and able to offer good local advice and help in organising your activities during your stay.

Top 10 list of things to do and see in the area as suggested by Knockderry House Hotel.

The Hill House
Geilston House and Gardens
Inveraray Castle and Town
Dumbarton Castle
Denny Tank Museum
Linn Botanic Gardens
Auchentoshan Distillery
Train Journey on the West Highland Line
The Cobbler and Ben Lomond
Two iconic walks both within a short drive of each other and the hotel.

Loch Lomond
The largest fresh water loch in Scotland. The best way to see the loch is from a cruise on the water and we recommend Cruise Loch Lomond

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